“STEPHANIE IS A GODDAMN CHARACTER ACTOR GENIUS WHO WILL KICK YOU RIGHT IN THE FEELS.”
- Dave Buckman
Executive Producer , Out of Bounds Comedy Festival
Set in the late 90's, “Getting Along” is a fresh remix of classic television tropes and screwball romance mishaps exploring everything from codependency and fluid sexuality to kinky sex collars and the inner workings of Sbarro Pizza. Follow Gale, a flighty thirty-something new to the big city as she tries to build a life of her own after things abruptly end with her fiancé Greg on their wedding day. Featuring a carousel of special guest stars, an original score by award-winning composer Michael Mortilla, and interactive audience elements, “Getting Along” is must-see TV, performed live on stage.
Getting Along premiered in March 2023 at The Elysian Theater in East LA. The show is currently exploring expanded venue and festival opportunities.
"LIKE GENUIS-BUFFOON MELISSA McCARTHY"
"BRIGHT AND FRESH"
"TWISTED BUT ALWAYS APPROACHABLE"
"SHE'S WITTY ... BUT SHE'S SMART TOO"
"PERFORMED WITH 100% COMMITMENT"
- Laura Jones
The Austin Chronicle
From a nicotine-deprived astronaut to a jilted wedding guest, Stephanie Thoreson's second solo endeavor Fishbowl is a character-driven show about women on the edge. Through a simple, stripped-down anthology of scenes, Fishbowl zooms in on one terrible moment from each of its characters' lives, walking the fine line between comedy and tragedy that can be best be described as "been there".
After premiering to two full houses at Fallout Theater in March 2019, Fishbowl played as part of Austin Sketch Fest's 2019 lineup and ran as a month-long ColdTowne Theater mainstage, partnering with Capital Area Counseling and the Yeah, But Are You Happy? podcast to provide on-site mental health resources to attendees.
“SATURDAY IS, LIKE, RESPLENDENT WITH STEPHANIE THORESON'S CHARACTER-DRIVEN SOLO SHOW”
- Best Comedy on Airport
The Austin Chronicle
(AND OTHER POSITIVE EXPERIENCES)
"A story about finding yourself in the middle of nowhere", Shattered Dreams is Stephanie's debut solo sketch project, a combination live and recorded mockumentary in which she explores the subtle nuances of growing up in a small town. The show follows high school senior Angela as she documents the lives and stories of the citizens of Springville, including an existential third-grader, a mysterious karaoke singer, and an unlikely guide in a fried egg costume. A heartfelt coming-of-age comedy, Shattered Dreams is told through a combination of stagecraft, video, and music.
Shattered Dreams played a limited release to sold-out crowds at ColdTowne Theater and at the 2018 Out of Bounds Comedy Festival.